WWelcome to Carlisle Diocese

We look after 351 churches and 105 schools, from Barrow in Furness to Bewcastle and Nicholforest, from St Bees Head to Stainmore.

Our mission:
By God's grace to grow God's Kingdom in Cumbria.

Our vision:
To see our Churches growing Disciples of all ages.


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Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime events
Posted Thursday 6 October 2016
The Autumn 2016 series runs from Tuesday 13 September. The concerts are held in Carlisle ...

Cathedral Events November 2016
Posted Thursday 6 October 2016
Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pm, All Soul’s Eucharist, the Youth Choir  Sunday ...

Kendal South Choir November Concert
Posted Thursday 6 October 2016
French Choral Music by Kendal South Choir with Vox Boys' Choir


East Whitehaven Mission Community Launches
Posted Friday 30 September 2016
As the God for All Strategy continues to roll out across the county, so the new East ...

Cumbrian Curate campaigns to create a toilet ...
Posted Wednesday 28 September 2016
A Cumbrian curate is campaigning for Carlisle to become an accredited ‘Toilet Twinning’ ...

Carlisle Cathedral appoints new Residentiary ...
Posted Thursday 22 September 2016
The Bishop of Carlisle has appointed the Rev’d Peter Clement, Vocations Development Officer ...

East of Eden Mission Community is launched
Posted Friday 16 September 2016
More than 150 people gathered in Gamblesby Methodist Church for a service to launch the East ...

Rose Castle is purchased for peace and ...
Posted Friday 2 September 2016
Rose Castle in Cumbria will now re-open its doors as an international centre of peace and ...


Four of the new interns for the Diocese of Carlisle talk about how they have been called to serve in Cumbria over the next year. In total nine young people are serving missionally across the county. They have travelled from the USA, Brazil, Laos and Norway to work in the diocese.
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GGod for All

A fresh way to help everyone in Cumbria discover more of God and His purpose in their lives, and to encourage churches to be vibrant and loving communities serving and worshipping God.

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WWe have moved

The Diocese of Carlisle, Diocesan Board of Finance, Diocesan Board of Education, The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust and the Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership/Cumbria Christian Learning's administrative offices have moved to:

Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XR.
Tel: 01768 807777      Fax: 01768 868918


A list of direct dial telephone contacts for departments at Church House in Penrith is as follows:

Diocesan Secretary: 01768 807760 (Derek Hurton/Eleanor Scott)
Finance: 01768 807761 (Neil Barrett/Angela Platts/Clare Hockenhull)
Property: 01768 807762 (Neal Andrews/Helen Harker)
Secretariat: 01768 807771 (Rosaleen Lane)
House services: 01768 807763 (Ron Sharpe/Post Area)
Communications: 01768 807764 (Dave Roberts)
LCTP/CCL/Training: 01768 807765 (Tricia Turner)
Archdeacons (North & West) & Safeguarding: 01768 807772 (Joy Barrie)

Michael Mill: 01768 807766
Deborah Smith: 01768 807767
Sue Emery: 01768 807768
Nancy Lush: 01768 807769

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust:
Alison Gerke: 01768 807770